Friday Night Dinner 10
The 10th in a weekly look at the progress of The Gilmore Girls Companion as we round the bend on this 2+ year adventure.
In the second of what is becoming my “let’s talk about anything Gilmore Girls-related so long as it isn’t about this book I’m killing myself to finish” entries, I must admit I had nothing. Until I saw the recent Lauren Graham casting rumors.
A remake of the possessed-doll movie Child’s Play? Really? Probably not. It wasn’t so long ago that Lauren was supposed to play a mom on the forthcoming Wes Craven sequel Scream 4, but that came to nothing, and it’s not hard to see why.
Granted her choice in movie roles hasn’t always been stellar quality-wise, but then again, who among us holds out for the perfect job? When you need to work, you work. And from all accounts, Lauren is hardly the work-for-money-to-burn type; she financed her own production company during her Gilmore Girls years with all of those movie roles. She’s probably rebuilding that business now on her Parenthood earnings. She has plans.
Which is why your chances of seeing her in another horror movie sequel, or (lower still) a franchise reboot, is pretty slim. Unless the original is a personal favorite of hers, which is certainly a possibility, it just doesn’t look like something she’d take. With few exceptions, horror movie remakes are notoriously small on budget, with even less to spare for actors’ salaries. (And if all this talk of horror movies has got you in the mood, please feel free to check out The New Horror Handbook.)
Now I’m off to work on the next blog entry for when she turns out to have taken the role after all…